Arthur Giardelli
The Sea is All About Us 1982

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Arthur Giardelli 1911–2009
The Sea is All About Us
Date 1982
Medium Paper and wood
Dimensions Object: 813 x 813 mm
Acquisition Presented by Mr and Mrs Eric Estorick 1983
Not on display

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Giardelli sees his relief constructions as a means of capturing his response to the Pembrokeshire landscape. 'Many are based on drawings made of the sea and take three or four months to make', he explains. These drawings, and the objects collected from the beach, 'revive my experience among the rock pools, waves, mists, lights, storms and distances at the sea's edge'. Giardelli sees himself as sharing aims with a number of other Welsh artists: 'The purpose of art is communication', he says, 'and we can communicate through our work the spirit of Wales as we have experienced it'.

August 2004

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